Botanical Garden of Rosolina

Il Giardino Ortobotanico / Il sistema di passerelle in legno

Located just 25 miles south of Venice, the commune of Rosolina has been included in the list of the 100 greatest small towns in Italy. Undoubtedly this is partly due to the beautiful Giardino Botanico Litoraneo di Porto Caleri…

At nearly 23 hectares, this botanical garden and nature reserve consists of salt marshes, indigenous vegetation, and pine and elm forests. The most notable native plant to be found here is the orchid, which can be examined much more closely by using one of three footpaths in the area. If you are looking for some rare Italian birds, the Sardinian warblers, red and grey herons, nightingales and succhia-capra are all to be found here. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see a small water turtle! The area has some interesting history too, as you’ll witness when you see the old abandoned houses lining the gardens. During the summer months, the gardens are open a few days a week for you to see the ecosystems in all their splendour. A true Italian feat of beauty that merits an explore when you visit Rosolina.